Amberley and Bignor Roman Villa


  • Start: Amberley station (station code AMY, postcode BN18 9LT)
  • Finish: Amberley station (station code AMY, postcode BN18 9LT)
  • Distance: 15.99km
  • Total ascent: 327m
  • Naismith time: 3h 45m
  • London terminus: Victoria
  • Ticketing: Day return to Amberley
  • Intermediate transport: none
  • Facilities: Café at Bignor Roman Villa; café and pub at Amberley station


This is a walk of two contrasting halves, with a spectacular find half-way round. The route leaves Amberley station (essentially at sea level) and follows the South Downs Way up onto the Downs, topping out at 225m. It then descends to Bignor and the Roman villa before following the West Sussex Literary Trail along the valley bottom back to the station. Clockwise walking is recommended.


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